Adam Unsworth


Adam Unsworth is professor of horn at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Formerly a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony, he has made several solo and chamber appearances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.

Mr. Unsworth has recorded five critically-acclaimed albums as a leader including: Balance, a jazz recording for horn, jazz sextet, and chamber orchestra; Snapshots, a recording of contemporary classical music in collaboration with composer and pianist Catherine Likhuta; and Just Follow Instructions, featuring the chamber music of saxophonist and composer Daniel Schnyder, among others. He is a member of the New York-based Gil Evans Centennial Project, which has received Grammy nominations for its recordings Centennial and Lines of Color and won the award for “Large Jazz Ensemble of the Year” in 2013 from the Jazz Journalists Association.

Mr. Unsworth has appeared as a recitalist and clinician at many universities throughout the United States, and served on the faculty at Temple University before his appointment to the University of Michigan. He studied at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin—Madison.